Need help using Epson Stylus CX3800 with an intel-based Mac Mini

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Davaadtron, Jul 5, 2007.

  1. Davaadtron macrumors newbie

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    I just bought a new Mac Mini to use at school this fall, and I was planning on using my Epson Stylus CX3800 that I've had for a while.

    The Mini didn't come with drivers built in, so I went here to try and get them:
    http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/support/supAdvice.jsp?noteoid=48205&type=highlights

    The CX3800 is on the list, but when I go to install that, it won't install on this computer because it says my hardware "doesn't need it" or something.

    I learned later that the easyprint app is for NON-intel based Macs
    Is there any way that I could get this printer to work at all??

    Any help would be AMAZING; I really don't want to have to buy a new one...
     
  2. FJ218700 macrumors 68000

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    what happens when you go to system preferences --> print & fax --> "+" --> more printers --> and scroll down to "epson USB" in the top pull-down menu?

    If it recognizes the 3800, add it to the printer list and give it a try. The drivers should be present if you're running the default 10.4 install.
     
  3. Davaadtron thread starter macrumors newbie

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    There is no "Epson USB" in that menu
     
  4. Jestered macrumors 6502

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    Did you reinstall the OS and NOT install the Epson printer drivers? If so, you have to reinstall the Epson printer drivers off the Mac OS X install dvd that came with your computer.
     
  5. Jestered macrumors 6502

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    I downloaded the Epson Easy Print module and went through the installer. I did not actually install it, but I got to the point where all I had to do was click the install button.

    Download it here and try:

    ftp://ftp.epson.com/drivers/epson11890.dmg

    It did not say anything about it not working with Intel based Macs. It did say that it will only work with Mac OS X in English & French though.

    I am not even sure that is the actual driver for the printer though. Try it.
     
  6. Davaadtron thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I reinstalled them, and still no "Epson USB"
    It has Epson Firewire, but that's it.

    And if I try to select the driver for the 3800, when I add a printer, it's not on the list.
     

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